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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Tobias Boes Abstract This article examines the hermeneutic and poetic operations by which we as human beings turn our very planet into a signifier for our collective existence as a species, a process which I refer to as “planetary mediation.” I identify the so-called Whole Earth images first...
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Published: 01 May 2013
Figure 5 Image “Map showing the whole autumn migration of the satellite tagged lesser White-fronted Geese caught at the Valdak Marshes in May 2006. Red line shows the migration route of Imre (tagged 23 May) and the blue line shows the migration route of Finn and Nieida (tagged 18 May). Green More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
... try to demonstrate by a short view into its history, the representation of large dimensions through a negotiation of relations between part and whole, but in order to do so, it increases the distance between the observer and the observed. As an alternative model, I discuss Judith Schalansky's Atlas of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Haraway, as well as historical evidence from the U.N. Environmental Summit in Stockholm in 1972, the essay explores how the attempt to depict Anthropos as a unitary geophysical agent resurrects the appeal to the Whole Earth environmentalism of the 1970s without attending to the U.S. imperialist and racist...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... therefore renders killing an intervention into the metabolic relationships that tie together numerous species of microbes living within wine. In acting on wine as a whole it kills rather indiscriminately, simultaneously terminating multiple lives that relate to humans in different ways. Pasteurisation...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... are, in effect, social atoms. Curiously, 20 th -century philosophy has largely turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the vast philosophical implications of the second scientific revolution in 20 th -century science, among them a correlative moral ontology of internal relations and social wholes. The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Tobias Boes' “Beyond Whole Earth: Planetary Mediation and the Anthropocene” offers an illuminating contrast between the cultural-symbolic impact and implications of two nearly simultaneous scientific breakthroughs, Yuri Gagarin's inaugural ascent of a human being into space in 1960 and Evgeni Shepelev's...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 270–276.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Augustinian account of sin as the self-assertion of human freedom without acknowledging human obligations or natural finitude (§6). For a disruption of the harmony between Creator, humanity, and creation as a whole by “refusing to acknowledge our creaturely limitations” and presuming to take the place of God...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 149–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... recognises the “robust ontology of social wholes.” 2 In broad outline this is a familiar and very powerful story. The claims for conceptual movement from natural philosophy to social philosophy are certainly somewhat too strong, but I do not want to contest the idea that there have been such moves in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... How is this going to help us decide whether the invention of ecomodernism is, in the parlance of project management, a white elephant to kill as soon as possible, or a hopeful monster that requires the care of a whole bunch of Dr Frankensteins. Even though I am not too keen on the word...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 233–238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Theodicy ) argued that evil acts, when we take a larger perspective, are necessary to the functioning of the whole. What may appear to us as monstrous crimes to which God acquiesces must be understood as in the service of his greater, if mysterious, benevolence. In Leibniz's pithy aphorism: “Everything...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 325–340.
Published: 01 November 2017
... astronomer Debra Fischer explained to me, astrobiology “profoundly underlies this whole search and is rarely discussed.” When I asked why, she responded that astrobiologists “were penalized for looking for little green men. And so the [exoplanet] community became very sensitive to that.” Exoplanet...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 256–262.
Published: 01 November 2016
... home by generating ongoing and heated debates in the environmental humanities. 3 There are negative aspects in using such a term that Pope Francis manages to avoid by eschewing its use. Nonetheless, the point of the whole encyclical is how humanity has failed to meet our human responsibilities to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
... think there is something to it. To be clear: my intention here is not to critique the space sciences. I certainly do not mean that astrobiology is a modern form of astrology, but insofar as it emphasizes a whole new range of both literal and symbolical connections between macrocosm and microcosm the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... on the move. Sebald also suggests that: the more obvious you make a symbol in a text, the less genuine, as it were, it becomes, so you have to do it obliquely, so that the reader might read over it without really noticing it. You just try to set up certain reverberations in a text and the whole...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Figure 5 Image “Map showing the whole autumn migration of the satellite tagged lesser White-fronted Geese caught at the Valdak Marshes in May 2006. Red line shows the migration route of Imre (tagged 23 May) and the blue line shows the migration route of Finn and Nieida (tagged 18 May). Green...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... form a whole system. Each organism has its own Umwelt which is its meaningful environment. A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans, with A Theory of Meaning, trans. Joseph D. O'Neil (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1934, 1940, 2010). 15 Smith, “Ecological Community, the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 283–286.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ways that people and other species might belong in a range of different places. Relationality and specificity are key. Beyond discussions of whole species or groups of species on a national scale, how might we ask about a particular organism in a particular place? Could particular ducks or other birds...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 35–53.
Published: 01 May 2014
... human actions should be guided by a sense of what is good for the biosphere as a whole. Such a biocentrism would affirm the intrinsic value of all natural life and displace the current preference of even the most trivial human demands over the needs of other species or integrity of place. 15...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 May 2016
... well as the ruin of the fortunes of the herders as a whole, issues from their collective misperception of the pasture as an infinite resource. As Hardin paraphrases: Picture a pasture open to all. It is to be expected that each herdsman will try to keep as many cattle as possible on the commons...